- "Lava Lake" redirects here. For the location in Super Metroid, see Lava Lake (Ridley's Hideout).
The Lava Lake is a room in Metroid Prime in the Magmoor Caverns. This room has two parts that are similar in appearance, the second smaller than the first. Both are lava-filled areas with a few platforms for passage across, and contain multiple Puffers and a Grapple Point for easier crossing later on. The first room from the Lake Tunnel door contains two Magmoors and a Chozo Artifact inside a rock spire in the centre. The two parts of this room are joined by a small tunnel that Samus can only use via Morph Ball; several sandstone blockages inside need to be destroyed with bombs.
- Artifact of Nature
- To obtain this, the central pillar in the part of the room connected to Lake Tunnel must be destroyed. This can be achieved using two Missiles or a single Super Missile. The artifact, once revealed, can be accessed using the Space Jump Boots.
- "Stress fractures can be seen all throughout this Sandstone wall."